by Pan Xichen
For a long time people have ignored
the many fallacies of snow.
Now it’s my turn to say something.
In the north, snow is grey
bearing nothing of purity.
Especially in the city, snow is pollution
intertwined with the dust and
decayed into muddy water, which then rots the city
in each street
and every corner.
A simple fact like this
nobody wants to face, none for a long time.
It is because truth is lazy
or fallacy wears a beautiful coat?
Translated from Chinese from Ming Di and Neil Aitken